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>>> we're following the breaking news out of ukraine, escalating very tense situation unfolding, we're tracking some of the major developments in this situation. christianne amanpour is joining us once again from london, our chief international correspondent. when we see this situation, it reminds me of the battle days of the cold war, some are making comparisons to bosnia, kosovo and others. how concerned that this could really get out of control? >> reporter: i don't see any similarity at all to bosnia, kosovo and all the rest of it. it's very similar to the u.s. invading iraq, if you want to take the russian point of view, they didn't like that, nobody likes the idea of them invading ukraine. the international law states very clearly what the international law is a and here the british foreign secretary called on the need to respect ukraine's independence, and it's territorial integrity as well as it's sovereignty, this is the law of the international community, of which -- signed by back in 1994. so really intense diplomacy has to happen, and crimea is begging for russia to come
to events as they have unfolded in the ukraine. through this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encourage ukrainians to pursue a course to forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke with president putin. we have been in daily communication with russian officials. we have made clear they can be part of an international community effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward, which is not only in the interest of the people of the ukraine and the international committee but also in russia interests. however, we are now deeply concerned of reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside the ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with the ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea, but any violation of the ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, w
now! we are on the brink of disaster. there was no reason for the russian federation to invade ukraine. the entire global the unitywill support of ukraine. confrontationest between moscow and the west since the cold war, russian troops have seized the crimean section of ukraine a week after the ouster of ukraine's pro-russian prime minister. but more of ukraine falter russian forces? we will speak with the a professor timothy snyder and former cia analyst ray mcgovern. and then xl dissent. >> hundreds of young people came here from all over the country, 42 states committed show president obama that keystone xl is not ok and not in our national interest. >> nearly 400 students and other young people are arrested after they chained themselves to the gates of the white house, calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl tar sands pipeline. a love that in more coming up. -- all of that and more coming out. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. russian troops have seized part of ukraine's crimean peninsula in what has become moscow's bi
and authorizes sending troops to ukraine. ukraine mobilizes its troops. >>> in our signature segment nearly 70 years after the end of world war ii germany is still going after former nazis for their role in the holocaust. >> translator: because of their age, these men may never reach trial or go to prison, but it is just and right that we go after them. >>> and some of america's youngest ush know farmers. the secret of their success. next on pbs news hour weekend. >> pbs news hour weekend is made possible by lewis b. and louise hershfeld, judy employ josh weston, joyce b. hail, the wallock family. the sheryl and phillip millstein family, bernard and irene schwartz, rosiland p. walter. corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual, and retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tish studios. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. there's been a dramatic escalation of tensi
and follow us on twitter. >> tonight, president obama's remarks about the tensions between ukraine and russia followed by the un's response to the situation with remarks by ambassadors to the u.n.. the ousted ukrainian president talks about his presidency and leaving ukraine at a news conference in russia. earlier today, president obama dressed tensions between ukraine and the russian federation and reports that russian troops were in the crimea region. he spoke to reporters in the briefing room for about five minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. over the last several days, the united states has been responding to events as they have unfolded in the ukraine. through this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encourage ukrainians to pursue a course to forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke with president putin. we have been in daily communication with russian officials. we hav
in the ukraine. all 14 members, 15 is russia, they stated that for the territorial integrity, they stated for the unity, they stated practically for the support. count on this majority. but if the security council is really capable to deal with the ituation like the ukraine has, in terms of security council reform, its effectiveness, the rapid mystery act -- the rapidness to react to stop the violence. i am referring to what the french leadership stated during the general assembly last september. to forget about the leaders when atrocities are standing before us. when a challenge to international peace is in front of us. well, this is my expectation, but also the expectation of the major general assembly supporters as well. i don't think that the respective country could pause itself about what they think about all of these trocities. >> are you saying there is no way in which the current government of kiev would accept the idea of a referendum in crimea without outside partial monitors to find out what the people of crimea want in the way of their government? >> to be a pure legal list,
the crisis in ukraine. what is happening on the ground in crimea that is going widely unreported but could have significant impact. ♪ >>> our digital prodouser wamg waj is here bringing in all of your life feedback throughout the show. are viewers concerned about the commune knee crimea? >> yeah, you mentioned misinformation and it seems every week there is a new player and each player has a story. russia says they are doing a military buildup to protect ethnic russians. sandra does not believe it . . . >> it is interesting ever time the worlds cold war come up that is such a hot button. >> yeah, to this day. >> months into the up rising in ukrain the young nation's political future is uncertain. russia falls into a much less coveted spotlight as it comes moving into this crimea. if you look at it there, you can see it is quite the strategic location for the two countries, and it is home to one of russia's largest naval fleets. now this comes after months of protests by opposition activists who say they are fed up with corruption and a leader that they believe is inching away from the eu
developments, first up ukraine calls russia's actions a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion and occupation. just how bad is it and what can be done? we will cover all the angles. vitally clichco on his country's response to russian aggression. madeleine albright, the former secretary of state, brzezinski zbigniew, the former national security adviser on what the united states can and should do. then, is vladimir putin really the bad guy in all of this? i will introduce you to a very prominent expert who says -- and foreign policy at the cos cars, one of the films up for best documentary tells the story of egypt's revolution brilliantly. i will speak with the director of the movie "the square." but first, here's my take. in a strange act of historical coincidence it was 60 years ago this week that soviet leader nikita handed the premier over to the ukraine. everyone was part of one, big, unhappy soviet union but that hakts has created today's geopolitical crisis. russia has made its move, detached crimea from the government's control. what remains unclear what
invite your comments on facebook and twitter. john kerry has arrived in kiev, ukraine. he brought a guarantee of loan to the ukraine. they hope to help prepare for elections and recover assets. according to the post, he is pledging economic and technical help area and -- technical help. met tosecurity council discuss the ongoing intervention in ukraine. every councilmember except russia supported mediation in that nation. samantha power listed what russia should do to resolve the situation peacefully. this is just under two hours. we will leave the program at about 11:30 eastern. >> from the permanent representative of ukraine to the security council, 2014/136. it is adopted. in accordance with number 37 of the council's rules, i invite the representative of ukraine to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. in accordance with rule 2039 of the provisional rules of procedures, i invite the assistant secretary general for political affairs to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. the security council will now begin its consideration of item 2 of the agenda. i now giv
velshi tonight. >> a possible russian military intervention would be bad news for ukraine and unsettling to say the least for the global economy. we will explain. plus new data reveal that u.s. growth has been slowing down again. weather is a problem, and that was before the next winter storms coming this weekend. and the new hockey arena in detroit that developers believe could help save the city. i'm david shuster in for ali velshi. and this is "real money." >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter, facebook.com/aj real money. this has been another day of uncertainty in ukraine. a small country that plays a pivotal role to economic giants. the instability of ukraine and the di ployment of russian troops, in the crimea region of ukraine. one quarter of western's natural gas is supplied by iran, and half of that goes through ukraine pipeline network. any disruption would hit germany hard which depends on gas to run its factories. as it stands russian officials say they need $15 billion this spri
that was being proposed by brussels could have significant economic consequences for ukraine. in these conditions, the ukranian leadership, the president, took a decision which is fully constitutional, and it fully meets the prerogatives of the head of any state to refrain, pull back at the moment, from signing an agreement on association with the e.u. that didn't mean, as many have said that, there was a full repudiation of european orientation, just that he had to weigh the circumstances that had come together at that time. so i repeat, that was a decision which was fully within the legitimate prerogatives of the leadership of ukraine. so i have the question, why did this problem need to be -- result in street manifestations? why is it that these street demonstrations need to be encouraged from abroad, encouraged by people from the e.u.? why did the speakers of several countries of the e.u., why did they need to appear at these meetings that were ignited by protests against this decision by the ukranian leadership? why did officials need to talk about bringing -- whipping up the public and whip
putin. there are reports from southern ukraine that 2,000 russian troops have landed there. one ukrainian leader has called on russia to stop the provocation, stop the aggression and said the ukrainian army is prepared to defend it's territory. we'll get the very latest live from ukraine, but first the day's fast-moving events in a country that is geographically and culturally at the crossroads of east and west. >> troops with no insignia took control of the crimeaen airports. ten russian helicopters flew into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong mess
was the biggest lender in the private sector to ukraine as four billion dollars plus of loans to the various ukrainian borrowers. so far and as we speak only in so far. those loans are overwhelmingly current and in good shape. there's been no sign in the last week or two of any increase in defaults on those existing loans to a full range of ukrainian borrowers so far so good. so spare duncan least. bank that you are a board member it is no preparing food for a ukrainian to fool's day in the next few weeks o o o months. we may have seen that the chief executive officer of spare bag herman graph announced on wednesday last week that they would not make new loans in ukraine until the situation clarified they're watching it closely but meanwhile business has already been eight seems to be a normal shape and people are paying their loans on time so far. what you think the risk is of contagion from the ukrainian situation economically. we'll have to look at it in terms of what's going on at the grassroots ukrainian businessman at the same problems as is my math everywhere. if the paper suppliers
to ukraine. security council held an emergency meeting. we heard from ambassadors from the two bank countries. -- the two countries. this is about half an hour. >> distinguished members of the security council. deputy secretary general. the media. thanks for having this meeting on such a short notice. thank you for your commands and presenting the statement of the secretary general. state am going to -- the situation continues to deteriorate. russians have you legally entered the territory of -- you legally -- russians have illegally entered the territory of ukraine. the counsel has authorized military force against ukraine. there and already their number is increasing every hour. this constitutes an active aggression against ukraine. andhreatens the sovereignty territorial integrity of our country. the russian federation does not test --- the buddhist budapest memorandum -- it is dangerous to the principal. proposal onted the august 7. the federation violated the principles of charter of the united nations. time, in this fluid situation, -- the government of ukraine has quested to hold this
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. >> ukraine has filed a next edition request for the extradition of yanukovych from russia. any comment on that? >> i have not seen it, but i think would be unlikely we would have a specific comment on that. >> are you aware of plans to discuss the ukraine today? >> we do not confirm or discuss internal meetings. internal if it is because of the five permanent members, the security counsel. >> i don't have any details on that. i can check and see if that is something they have announced. the ukrainians asked for there to be a meeting. do you know if the united states was in favor of having this meeting? >> i point you to our mission in new york on that. >> do you recognize the current government of the ukraine? >> we don't recognize governments, as you know. let me answer your question. we don't recognize governments. as i just said earlier, the fact , leftanukovych left kiev his people with the leadership void in our view means that he has lost his legitimacy. our focus here is on working with the interim government. they are going to hold elections . they have called for elections in
" with lester holt. >> good evening. the east/west standoff over the future of ukraine escalated today with russian combat troops seizing control of the crimean peninsula after a bloodless showdown. ukraine's prime minister is calling it a declaration of war. tonight his country's outgunned and outnumbered army has been placed on a war footing while the u.s. and its european allies are working to punish russia economically and politically. and late word this afternoon that u.s. secretary of state john kerry will soon be on his way to the region. we're covering developments from washington to crimea, which is where nbc's bill neely starts us off tonight. bill? >> reporter: yes, russia's takeover of crimea, lester, is almost complete. they've done it without tanks, without firing a single shot. ukraine's navy is either under russian guard or gone. its army now surrounded by moscow's men. russian soldiers on the march in ukraine. this unit is taking up positions outside a ukrainian army base. the objective? to take it from troops who were once their comrades in the soviet army. but times
story. a great deal has changed in ukraine. russia controls crimea and southern ukraine. there's pressure from around the world for russia to remove its troops. the foreign minister says he'll meet with the u.s. secretary-general on monday. ukraine's interim president says russia's invasion is not a threat, but a declaration of war. russia is calling up its military reservists. the new government will meet on tuesday. sunday night the g7 suspended plans for a summit in sochi. in the head of ukraine's navy has been fired for high treesons, after defecting and swearing allegiance to pro-russian leaders in cooumia. >> covering the unfolding cries circumstances we have teams in kiev, and sevastopol. >> jennifer glasse was in perevalnye as it happened. >> it was not a day that the colonel expected. a contingent of russians came to his base and wanted him to surrender, "they said they are here to bring stability to crimea", what that means he doesn't know. he refused to give up. more russian arrived - truckloads of them. the colonel watches and tells someone they're here. the ukraini
. >>> soldiers from ukraine and russia are starting across -- are staring across at one another, wondering who will make the next move. they're arguing over who ought to control bases in ukraine's crimean peninsula. russian forces have reportedly issued an ultimatum, surrender or face an attack. ethnic russians make up a majority of the people in the autonomous republic. russian forces have been building up their numbers and pressing ukrainians to hand over military bases and other facilities. russia's interfax news agency quoted a source at ukraine's defense ministry. he said the commander of the black sea fleet issued an ultimatum to surrender. an official from the russian navy denied the report. oleksandr turchinov warned people in crimea not to react to provocations. >>> the united states is hoping diplomacy and the threat of sanctions will help settle the crisis in crimea. u.s. president barack obama has referred to statements by nato and the group of seven industrialized country that strongly condemn russia. he says he'll continue diplomatic efforts but also suggested other options. >> i
'm john siegenthaler in new york. crisis in ukraine. russia accused of sending forces into the area. in we are now deeply concerned about reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. >> costs for any military intervention in ukraine. and yanukovych comes out of hiding. speaking in russian, the out offed president vows to fight for ukraine. >> tonight, explosive allegations out of ukraine. the new government in kiev accusing russia of an armed invasion in the crimea region. signs that troops are moving in from russia. washington is talking with its allies in europe about consequences and ukraine's defense minister says radical groups are planning new activities in ukraine. our in-depth coverage begins in the southeast of ukraine. in the capital of crimea. jennifer glasse, defense minister says there are operations what he calls radical forces in the works. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, john, tonight in crimea, the air space is choafd closed. we see a lot of armed men around here in the last day. th started in the middle of the night last nigh
efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> and the american fighter jet that is costing taxpayers a fortune right now. ♪ >>> top diplomats trying to end the crisis in ukraine gathering in paris. john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. earlier today, his counterpart climbing there are no russian forces on the ground. >> the people do not listen to our orders, but the russian military forces in the black sea fleet are placed at the right spots a and some special alert measures have been adopted to control the black sea feet, because as our president said we are not going to allow any blood to be spilled. >> phil ittner joins us live now from paris. >> del, sergey lavrov may say there are no troops, but as far as the west is concerned those are russian troops. it appears as though the tactic is go
america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris and a look at the top stories. the crisis in ukraine is growing. there is an ultimatum to surrender or be seized. president obama is saying that russia's steps is violating international law and putting the financial markets into a panic. >> tense moments at the u.n. this afternoon as the security council debates the growing crisis in ukraine and it is coming hours after russia denied the reports issuing an ult mate yum to crimea. nick schifrin is live in the capitol of crimea and nick, you said there is a russian siege going on in crimea and describe what you mean by that. >> tony, the russian ouk pags is expanding and the crimeian people are letting that happen. the bases here, the russian flags are flying on those bases and trenches are being dug by the russian soldiers, but the russians and inside of the biases, if there ukrainian soldiers, some of the bases they are negotiateing and they are talking to the russians and urging them not to come in and others ukrainians are battening down the hatches and going inside and they are out
in america and around the world. president orders military exercises in the region bordering ukraine. the defense minister insist they ave nothing to do with the political turmoil but the u.s. secretary of state warned it grave mistake for military intervention by moscow. occurred as protests broke out and the interim president bbc his nation is on the brink of financial disaster. this report from kiev. >> in these revolutionary days ukraine this is what it takes to form a government. the men and women selected to ministers were paraded on stage in independence square in a vast crowd. president said up popular decisions would have to default.to avoid there were angry shouts. hen the list of ministers was read out. most were applauded but some prote nationalist om a party objected that their to the e had not gone defense ministry. the new prime minister spoke to the bbc. >> we are on the brink of disaster and this is the government of political suicide ersz. welcome to hell. parliament utside they were removing the fences that kept the protesters out. now the people will be able to th
, and then we met later to talk about some of the possibilities as we consider the future of ukraine. i looked through the audience and found many of my polish friends, many of my lithuanian friends, friends from all of the different ethnic groups which had endured some form of soviet or russian aggression in the past. they felt bonded with the people of ukraine and ukrainian americans as we discussed this. i had hoped, mr. president, a few weeks ago that we had turned the corner in ukraine, that the difficult events of the last few months were coming to an end, but that didn't happen. we saw horrific violence in midan square and sadly many innocent people killed. just as ukraine seemed to be emerging from this difficult period with the departure of president -- president yanukovych, the russians moved in to crimea. i think that situation has moderated some. i don't know. it changes by the hour. but their decision to have a show of force in crimea is one we cannot ignore. that operation in crimea was so well orchestrated that it had to have been planned by russian president vladimir putin duri
, stability and defending the people of ukraine, but america's un ambassador, samantha power, did not agree. >> there's no evidence that ethnic russians are in danger. >> meanwhile, at the white house, president obama warned that russian allies are making plans. >> we are considering a series of steps that will isolate russia and will have a negative impact on russia's economy and it's status in the world. >> but with pro russian crowds celebrating the troops in crimea, john mccain had a bleak view. >> the question is, is it too little too late. and that's the situation as it is now. >> for more, let's first go to ukraine and aljazeera america's nick schifrin, you're there in crimea, and what's the situation now? have there been any signs of recent troop improvement or activity. >> well, the occupation is increasing certainly, and the resistance as far as we can tell, antonio, is non-existent. we spent a lot of time going to bases today outside of the capital. and we saw bases with russian flags flying, and bases withing russian soldiers hanging out hanging out and calm and relaxing, an
with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> russian president vladimir putin says ukraine's ousted president is the only legitimate leader of the country and what's happening now is a coup. >> russia stands its ground in ukraine. >> shots fired in an attempt to control the advancing ukrainian troops, coming back to their base. >> we have the top -- >> secretary of state john kerry touched down in ukraine this morning. >> ukraine's navy reportedly ordered to surrender or be stormed. >> russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >>> deep freeze settling in. 45 outside of dallas was turned into a parking lot. >> i'm going back the other way. >> i just want to go home. >>> today is primary day in several states. the most high-profile race is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. >>> it is fat tuesday, annual mardi gras parade bourbon street already packed with partier s partiers. >>> bill gates once again is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion. >>> national corve
our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're following the growing crisis in ukraine where tensions are rapidly escalating and the president of the united states, president obama is about to walk into the white house briefing room to make a major statement. the ukrainian government is accusing russian black sea forces of trying to seize two airports in crimea and cutting off communications between the russian majority region and the rest of ukraine. russian troops also are set to have surrounded the state television facility, some are calling it, and i'm quoting it now, an armed invasion of the country. all of this coming just six days after the ukrainian president, viktor yanukovych, was driven from the capital following deadly demonstrations against this pro-moscow president. let's go to our senior white house correspondent jim askos sta. explain this for us. >> president obama was supposed to be out here 15 minutes ago so he's running late. he was expected to be at the democratic committee at this hour, wolf, laying out his midterm strategy for his party. instead h
. >> crimea was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about the tensions in crimea as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> plus diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with russian's foreign minister in paris. >>> and the jet of the future that is costing taxpayers a fortune now. ♪ >>> world leaders engaging in shuttle diplomacy today over the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials in france, nato is also holding talks in brussels. here is is what is at stake. in crimea things are tense. >> reporter: if there is somewhere in crimea where the russians have full control it is here at the port. ships of the black sea fleet block all traffic, military and civilian, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. but if their intention is to take over all ukrainian military installations in crimea, then the mission is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen have refused to yield to this russian
with the escalating crisis in ukraine. russia is tightening its grip on crimea. the president spoke today in washington before meeting with that israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. that they continue on trajectory they are on, we are examining a series of steps -- economic, diplomatic, that would isolate russia. it would have a negative impact on russia's economy and its status in the world. >> secretary of state john kerry is set to travel. the foreigner ministrations policies. >> this is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign policy were no one believes in america's strength anymore. he will be joined by three foreign-policy experts that know russia and this crisis well. stephen hadley, former advisor to president bush, michael mcfaul who has been ambassador to russia for president obama, and nicholas burns, who is a diplomat. welcome. >> thank you. >> what is it about the foreign-policy that you consider feckless? >> among other things, the entire approach to vladimir says the russia president came to office, we have had to reset in a conversation overheard. medvedev to tell
at the aipac conference. >> discussing the situation in ukraine. this is two hours. the meeting is called to order. from the permanent representative to ukraine. addressing the security council. the agenda is adopted. with 37, i invite the representative of ukraine to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. with rule 2039 of the council's provisional rules of procedure i invite the assistant secretary-general for political affairs to participate in this meeting. it is decided. the security council will not begin consideration i'd dash of item two on the agenda. floor to thee assistant secretary-general. >> thank you. president, members of the security council. since the briefing by the secretary-general to this council on one march, the situation in ukraine has continued to evolve rapidly. we understand there is a andinuing buildup of troops ukraine. the situation remains fluid with reports of demonstrations in certain cities as well as attempts by local groups to cease control of some official buildings. parliament urged russia to fulfill immediately the agreement of the black sea
are following for you. diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port.
in the ukraine. we have a developing crisis there. i'm going right to peter barnes for details. peter if. >> well, that's right, gerri. we're monitoring developments here in washington, waiting for the president to comment on latest developments in ukraine, where there are reports ukrainians and ukrainian ambassador to the united nations of an illegal crossing by russian military personnel of the borders into crimea. the russian, the ukrainian ambassador saying that transport aircraft, around 10 of them, plus another dozen or so military helicopters have crossed into the area. there are reports of these aircraft landing at an airport in crimea. right now the pentagon is not prepared to characterize this movement but officials do tell fox they see evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of crimea by russian forces. we're waiting for the president on the latest, gerri. gerri: peter, to you, as we listen to the details that are only slowly coming out here, why can't we get some kind of a characterization of how the government regards these movements? what do they make of them? do we have
with today's top stories ukraine's prime minister warns of war and threatens to end relations with moscow. the crisis in ukraine forces the u.n. security council to meet this saturday afternoon. more than two dozen are killed in a knife attack in a chinese train station and california goes from drought to flood. mudslides threaten seems in the southern part of the state. ♪ ♪ >>> the crisis in ukraine is growing this weekend and it is getting the world's attention. the russian parliament approved vladimir putin's request for the use of force inside ukraine. this comes as a southern region of cream i can't schedules a vote to increase its independence. and for days we have seen armed men patrolling the streets there. and there were demonstration as cross the country today, some turned violent. the u.n. security council is meet to go discuss its next steps include diplomacy. the european union announced it will address the crisis on monday. let's to get to phil live in moscow. rushing a seems to be moving aggressively on cream i can't, why is it so interested in that region? >> reporter:
country. >> ukraine's prime menster said ukraine and russia are on the brink of disaster and diplomatic sanctions are being imposed. >> the territory of ukraine and sang at this time have been violated and it cannot be the way to conduct international affairs. >> in london, more on the crisis over crimea. we'll look at how ukraine's military compares to the might of russia's armed forces. >> a knife-wielding rampage at a chinese train station. accept are a activities of blamed for leaving 33 dead. >> the prison in nepal built as a stable now houses scores of criminals. >> hello, there's no fighting at the moment, but if you believe ministers in kiev, it could be very close. ukraine says russia has declared war and the countries are on the brink of disaster all because of whoo kiev does business with and unrest in crimea. western countries are pulling out of talks ahead of the g.a. summit in the russian city of sochi in june. >> we have to recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine has been violated, and this cannot be the way to conduct international affairs, and so
of the struggle for freedom, and the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity. we condemn the russian confederations act of aggression, and we have throughout this moment, and evidence of a great transformation taking place, and in that transformation, we will standing with the people of ukraine. today ukrainians are demanding a government with the consent of the people, and i have to say that we all greatly admire the restraint of that the transitional government has shown as it makes this transition. they have shown restraint despite an invasion of ukrainian homeland, and the russian government that has chosen aggression and intimidation as a first resort. the contrast really could not be clearer, determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation, and provocations. in the hearts of ukrainians in the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. that both sides can accept. the prime minister spoke yesterday and
is democracy, the rule of rights, human rights and ukraine. it is about setting the country on a democratic half for the future. >> we begin this evening with the unrest in ukraine. ofhorities seek the arrest ousted president viktor yanukovych for mass murder. he is believed to be on the run after he fled his palace over the weekend. through ukrainian parliament has that been to fill beat -- phil the power vacuum. the collapse of government in ukraine as seen as a strategic setback for russia. president obama's national security of advisor said the move would be a grave mistake. joining us is john herbst. charles is a professor of international relations at georgetown university and a -- or counsel of the i am pleased to have all of them on the program at this critical moment. fiona hill, i begin with you. we'l d like -- where are right now, how did we get there, and where are we going and what are the risks? did this happen now and what is the moment that we are at now and where we are going? forhe precipitating event the series of protests that have led us to the situation were triggered
in ukraine bought when we get parliamentary approval. can't help how clashes of the country's progress in south will have my dts and cranny of the latest the full adult child one good thing criminal court to british muslim convert substitute for what was taking a soldier to death on a london street. well a decision by germany's top court. freelance could win a seat in the european parliament. yep that is out were a temporary government has just been announced and if approved it will cover an elections in may. but in the country is anything but unifying clashes broke out on wednesday between pro russian and pokey as citizens in the country shall look at a live update from our correspondents in kiev in crimea in just a moment first this report the action of peace protest is outside the parliament in simple in the capital of the autonomous region of crimea. in a row count among the crowds that gathered and to voice their opinions on ukraine's political crisis. the russian demonstrators clashed with representatives of the winning team is not just as the minority. the entire time the snake
-russian forces tighten their grip. moscow is accused of declaring war on ukraine. condemnation from the west. john kerry accuses russia of an act of aggression. anotherlls in kia after day of demonstration. ukrainians wave international eyes in protest. russia tightens its grip on the crimea. ♪ ukraine is on the brink of disaster. that is the stark message from the interim prime minister. russia's moves to take control crimea amount to a declaration of war. his government is calling up all of its military reserves and appealing for help. waskraine mobilizes, there another massive anti-russian rally in kiev. they echoed calls for international support. they also heard from the president of georgia in 2008 when they fought a brief war with russia. the most recent developments, ukraine's new government has sacked the head of the navy one day after appointing him and charged him with treason. he was shown on russian television reading out a statement in which he store -- swore allegiance to pro-russia forces. he has surrendered his headquarters in so the stopple -- sevastopol. we will correspo
and jokes coming up. as ukraine's national assembly rooms in the interim cabinet. pro russian armed gunmen continued to control crime year's regional parliaments the last five days after his ouster ex president of ghana which pops up and rush over to schedule a friday news conference. thought i was a speech before a joint session of parliament even the queen on to record this as his uk counterpart david cameron says he can get his way when it comes to an antique buttons eu membership status it all. its engine keeps building over ukraine in crimea as capital gunmen in control of parliament was wasted. the russian flag cross the border russian fighter jets in the sky in ukraine's ousted president hopping up the tree of the cove which was given a friday press conference in the southern russian city of raw stuff and gone. meanwhile in the capital of double screening process for ukraine's new cabinet inside parliament in downtown st the prime minister and the new direction the line taking a taxi to the ukrainian government is european integration. sad to see if his linens and things to be troub
@ajconsiderthis. cl >> ukraine in crisis. russian troops on the ground at president obama sends a message to the kremlin. >> the united states will stand with the ukrainians. >> cost of cold - plunging temperatures hikes up heating bills. why heating your home may get more expensive. [ ♪ music ] >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live in new york city. >> president obama issued a warning to russia saying there'll be consequences for military intervention in ukraine, after reports of russian troops taking up positions around two airports in crimea. the cell phone footage shows russian helicopters entering an airspace which is ukraine's peninsula. moscow says it will defend citizens, many of whom areth -- are ethnic russians. this picture shows armed men entering is building. it's unclear if they are russian. >> one of the last bastions of support for viktor yanukovych. he fled the capital of kiev after months of protest. it's believed he travelled to crimea and jennifer glasse has more. >> crimea is closed. closed to commercial traffic. earlier in the day armed
is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop. >> cnn's anderson cooper is live in kiev where he's been monitoring the very latest developments. we're also squoinjoined by the u.s. ambassador to ukraine, michael mcfaul who now teaches at stanford university. michael, i guess i could call you, or professor -- i called you ambassador last time we spoke -- >> you can call me whatever you want. >> your reaction to this remarkable united nation' testimony by the russian federation ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin trying to justify what russia did, what's your immediate reaction? >> well, my immediate reaction is not that much different than ambassador power, which is to say the allegations, quo quote/unquote threat, there has been no terrorists that have attacked anymore in crimea. there's no nazis threatening ethnic russians. that's complete fantasy. therefore, it is the right response to get international monitors into crimea as the international community is working to do so we can have a basis of a discussion of what is happening the
streaming into neighboring ukraine to protect russian citizens there. ukraine is accusing russia of a military invasion and is calling on the kremlin to pull its troops out of crimea. you and secretary-general ban ki-moon will meet with the russian foreign minister today discuss the situation. secretary of state john kerry will be traveling to ukraine tomorrow. as a direct counter to president obama's recent emphasis on the gap between rich and poor, a recommendation of a sweeping overhaul on head start and medicaid. page batik -- underscoring where republicans say consolidation for spending reductions are needed. >> the internet as we know it today bears no resemblance to monopoly telephone service back in the 1930's and 1940's and 1950's. what the courts have said and what the congress supports is, if i walk into a grocery store and i buy a gallon of milk and i pay $3.50 per gallon, if i pie -- if i die 10 gallon, i pay $35 for all -- if i purchased 10 gallons, i pay $35 for all 10 gallons. what they are trying to say is you can use as much milk as you want and only paid $3.50.
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